In the <Style | PDF Page Layout> menu, you can create a layout for a PDF file.
The <PDF Page Layout> menu is only visible to a user with the “Create Style” role.
0.1What is a PDF Page Layout?
The PDF Theme is used to decorate the contents prepared in editor while the PDF Page Layout determines the frame that the contents will be inserted into. Considering the paper size and the margin set in the PDF Page Layout, you can determine the whole width that will be occupied by the contents1.
In addition, the title page can be decorated and the left/right page’s header and footer can be set as well as the layout for the first page of a chapter(chapter title location and styles).
To summarize, the PDF Page Layout can be used to the following tasks.
Paper size and margin setting
Title page(half title page, title page) decorations
Decorating the first page of a chapter
Decorating the left/right page’s header and footer
0.2Creating the PDF Page Layout
You can create the PDF Page Layout in the following order.
Go to the <Style | PDF Page Layout> menu.
Click on the <Create PDF Page Layout> link.
Enter the basics in the input form and click on the <Save> button.
0.3Editing the PDF Page Layout
Once the content is changed, the <Save Now> button is activated. You must click on this button to save the changes that you have made.
The following types of paper can be selected.
A user can set the page width and height to desirable values.
Once you create the PDF Page Layout, the default setting is made for A4.
You can set the margin between the edge of paper and the actual location of content.
Margin from the top. The default is 2.54 cm.
Margin from the bottom. The default is 2.54 cm.
For the left page, it means the right side margin and for the right page, it means the left side margin. The default is set to 1.91 cm.
For the left page, it means the left side margin and for the right page, it means the right side margin. The default is set to 1.91 cm.
If you subtract the both side margins from the paper width, you get the width of content.
Selecting a Page Type
You can create the layout for the following page types.
Every page type has the same paper size and margin.
- Left Page
It is an even numbered page. But it is not applicable to the title page, the first page and the empty page.
- Right Page
It is an odd numbered page. But it is not applicable to the title page, the first page and the empty page.
- Half Title Page
It is a page with page number i and usually consists on the title only.
- Title Page
It is a page with page number iii and it consists of the title, the subtitle, the edition and the author information.
- Chapter First Page
It means the first page of a “chapter” type chapter.
- Part First Page
It means the first page of a “part” type chapter.
- Appendix First Page
It is the first page of an “appendix” type chapter.
- Front Matter First Page
First page of a “front matter” type chapter excluding the title.
- Back Matter First Page
It is the first page of a ”back matter” chapter excluding the appendix.
You don’t have to decorate all page types. For instance, if you do not use a part or appendix chapter, then you don’t have to decorate the first pages of a part or appendix.
Decorating a Page
Each page is decorated with text, horizontal lines, vertical lines and figures.
If you want to add text, you need to drag the icon from the upper right corner to your page.
If you want to change your text, double click on an text item. You can use the following keywords on text. Keywords are replaced with actual values when building a PDF.
Heading 1 content
Heading 1 number
Year of build
Month of build
Date of build
Hour of build
Minute of build
If you use keywords, you need to adequately set the text item width by considering the text that will be replaced with.
Adding Horizontal Lines
If you want to add a horizontal line, then drag and drop the icon from the upper right corner to your page.
Adding Vertical Lines
If you want to add a vertical line, then drag and drop the icon from the upper right corner to your page.
If you want to insert a figure, then drag and drop the icon from the upper right corner to your page.
You can’t change the figure size.
When editing the PDF Page Layout, you can use the following shortcuts.
Copying a selected item.
Pasting a selected item.
Deleting a selected item.
Moving a selected item to 1px higher.
Moving a selected item to 1px lower.
Moving a selected item to the left by 1px.
Moving a selected item to the right by 1px.
In the <Preview> panel on the left side, you can select a book and PDF Theme to preview the PDF Page Layout ahead of time.
The <Preview> panel will be visible only if no item is yet selected.
- You are not allowed to set the element width in Theme. To Content